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Eminem Goes 5 for 5 at No. 1

Eminem - RecoveryDang, I was kidding a while ago about Eminem and Susan Boyle, but dude’s looking unstoppable. I just read Spin‘s cover story on him, and now I’m going to have to listen to the album, I guess. Interesting character.

Speaking of interesting characters, does it surprise anybody (besides Glenn Peoples) that despite the non-stop internet chatter, a controversial New York Times Sunday magazine profile, and a very cool appearance on Letterman, M.I.A. has still failed to move more than 40,000 units over two weeks? Billboard 200:

1. Eminem – “Recovery” – 187,000 (down 4%; cume: 1,700,000)

2. Rick Ross – “Teflon Don” – 176,000 (debut)

3. Sheryl Crow – “100 Miles From Memphis” – 55,000 (debut)

4. Drake – “Thank Me Later” – 47,000 (down 6%)

5. “Kidz Bop 18” – 43,000 (debut)

6. Justin Bieber – “My World 2.0” – 39,000 (down 5%)

7. The Jonas Brothers – “Jonas L.A.” soundtrack – 32,000 (debut)

8. “Now 34” – 27,000 (down 1%)

9. Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now” – 25,000 (down 8%)

10. Lady Gaga – “The Fame” – 24,000 (down 9%)

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What I Learned at Culture Creating School Today

Creators ProjectReflections on Vice and Intel’s “Creator’s Project” at Milk Studios

I’ve always secretly envisaged myself as an Edie Sedgwick type, whimsically creating culture as I amorously amble about in New York City, falling in love in my purchased daisy dukes, batting my eyelashes, listening to “Bat For Lashes,” while eating a coconut flavored frozefruit at a massive concert in a random sequestered locale by the Hudson River with all of the other displaced Brooklyn hipsters.

This alter-ego is as undeterred by what Murs affectionately describes as “sweat on her face [that] shows the fuzz on her lip” as she is by 10th Avenue’s maritime rats. I’ve publicly admonished her in the past but Saturday night, enmeshed in crowds reminiscent of the final house party scene of “Can’t Hardly Wait” at the VICE Magazine and Intel’s concept night “Creators Project” I totally was her.

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M.I.A. Video Born Free Removed from YouTube


It’s a heavy video, for sure, ending with red heads being rounded up and executed and there’s a bit of naughty action here and there so YouTube has apparently pulled M.I.A.’s new video “Born Free” after just one day. The BBC’s Newsbeat quotes a YouTube spokesperson, “On YouTube the rules prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence,” the spokesperson said.

You can see the video in question on M.I.A.’s site (or below).

M.I.A.: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

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